Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls with Shrimp and Pork (Goi Cuon)
1 package Rice Sticks (Vermicelli Noodles)
1 tsp. minced Garlic
2 Tbsp. Water
Pinch of Salt
1 piece of Pork (about 5 oz)
1/8 tsp. Mushroom Seasoning
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Sugar
2 tsp. minced Garlic
3/4 cup Hoisin Sauce
1/4 Coconut Milk
1 cup Water
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 Tbsp. minced Garlic
1/2 cup Roasted Peanuts
Prepare Fresh Herbs:
Fill a pot with water, bring to a boil. Add in 1 package of Rice Sticks. Let it boil for about 5-7 minutes or until soften.
Drain out the water. Rinse with cold water. Shuffle it a few times and set aside.
In a pan add in about 15 Shrimp. Add in 2 Tbsp. Water. Add in 1 tsp. minced Garlic. Add in a pinch of Salt. Using medium heat, cook until it turns pink.
After it turns pink remove from heat and let it cool. Remove the shell and cut it in half, leaving the tail connected. Put in a bowl and set aside.
In a different pan add in some water, bring to a boil, and add in the Pork. Boil until the outside is no longer pink. Remove the pork, pour out the water, and add in some water in the pan again.
Add in 1/8 tsp. Mushroom Seasoning. Add in 1/2 tsp. Salt. Add in 1/2 tsp. Sugar. Add in 2 tsp. minced Garlic. Add in the Pork. Let it simmer until it absorbed all the water. After it is done cooking, remove from heat and cut into thin slices. Put in a bowl and set aside.
To make the Dipping Sauce, in a sauce pan add in 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil. Add in 1 Tbsp. minced Garlic. Saute until slightly brown. Add in 3/4 cup Hoisin Sauce. Add in 1 cup Water.
Add in 1/4 cup Coconut Milk. Using medium heat, bring to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside.
Crush 1/2 cup Roasted Peanuts and set aside. Wash your fresh herbs and put in a basket. Have herb such as Red Perilla, Mint, Vietnamese Mint, Chives, and Lettuce.
Layout all your ingredients to get ready to roll. Have your Fresh Herbs, Noodles, Shrimp, Pork, Bean Sprouts, and Rice Paper. Put a bowl of warm water next to your Rice Paper.
Dip the Rice Paper in the warm water. Put it on a flat surface. Take some Fresh Herbs and put it on top of the Rice Paper. Add some Bean Sprouts. Then take some Noodles, put it on top of the Fresh Herbs. Add some Pork. Then roll, before you roll all the way place the Shrimp close to the edge and finish rolling.
Repeat until you are finish.
Have a small bowl of Dipping Sauce ready. Add in some Hot Pepper Sauce and crushed Peanuts. Dip the Vietnamese Spring Roll in the sauce and enjoy.